Title

Effects of Lactation and Contractive Use on Birth-spacing in Bolivia

Keywords

breastfeeding, contraception, birth-spacing, Bolivia, IUD, poverty

Abstract

Based on the 1989 Demographic and Health Survey of Bolivia, analysis of the joint effects of breastfeeding and contraceptive use on birth‐spacing showed the IUD to be the most effective contraceptive method used to delay conception. Breastfeeding significantly lengthened the birth interval, but only following second and higher parity births. In addition, conditions of poverty appeared to further inhibit the return of fecundity and delay conception.

Original Publication Citation

Forste, Renata. 1995. “Effects of Lactation and Contraceptive Use on Birth-spacing in Bolivia.”Social Biology42(1-2):108-123.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1995

Publisher

Social Biology

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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